November 4, 2005

Friday Fun: Shotgun Beer Opener

Update: Check out our review of the shotgun opener, plus find out about the future of shotgunning...

Shotgun Beer OpenerIf you've ever shotgunned a beer before, you know that it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit of a hassle. Fumbling with your keys or some other sharp implement, aligning the hole properly, bending back the metal so you don't cut your lips while you drink - it can be a pain, especially after you're a couple beers in. We've discovered a Shotgun Beer Opener specifically designed for all your shotgunning needs.

Shotgunning A BeerIf you've never done it before, shotgunning is pretty simple, at least on paper. Before opening the beer, you punch a hole in the side of the can near the bottom rim and clear out the jagged metal. You put your lips to that hole, forming a seal, and pop the tab on the beer can. This causes all the beer in the can to have nowhere else to go but your mouth.

It's usually done as a race, but it can also be done recreationally to measure your personal best (not that we would know). The Shotgun Beer Opener promises to take a lot of the fumbling and guesswork out of preparing the cans, and it comes with a keychain hook so you'll always have it when you need it.

For more information, go to the Shotgun Party website, and you can order your own for four bucks from DrinkingStuff.com.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 4, 2005 5:29 AM

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Me and my Putnam County brethren must be the only ones who know how to shotgun a beer. Hell we might be the only ones doing it wrong. But I propose this liquor snobs, a new way of shot gunnin' a beer.

Turn the can upside down, and poke a hole in the bottom of the can (be careful because it usually takes force with a sharp object!).
After the hole is poked, cover it with your finger so that beer does not remove itself from the can.
Lift the can above your mouth.
Open your mouth
Pop the beer tab open while simultaneously removing your finger from the hole at the bottom of the can.
Let the beer slide out the can and then down your throat.
Done!


Posted by: Nicholas Salisbury at November 8, 2005 6:29 PM

Hello Liquor Snob. Thank you for the comments. We have a new version of the shotgun opener coming in a few weeks that will make a hole twice as big. The bottle opener is perfect as well. We would love to send you a few as a thank you. http://www.shotgunparty.com/comingsoon.htm. We are going to post a link to your site as well in appreciation.


Posted by: David Millar at November 4, 2005 7:07 PM
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